One of a kind custom painted 1968 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet
But like Joplin’s music, the Porsche lives on. Janis’s siblings Michael and Laura Joplin took custodianship in 1973, and have owned it ever since. For the last 20 years it’s been on display in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and now it’s been sold by RM Auctions, one of the lots in the firm’s Driven by Disruption sale in New York on 10 December 2015.
How much did Janis Joplin’s Porsche 356 sell for at auction?
The estimate was $400,000-$600,000 – but it smashed that. The hammer came down at $1,760,000, which is currently around £1.2 million.